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Green Hornet (1989 Now) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Green Hornet (1989 Now) 1

    Painted cover art by Jim Steranko. My Last Case, script by Ron Fortier, pencils by Jeff Butler, inks by David Mowry; In his twilight years, Britt Reid I sits in his study and writes his memoirs; He describes his grandfather's ill-fated career as a Texas Ranger, his father's education in journalism and the founding of the Daily Sentinel newspaper; Then Britt himself enters the narrative, and he describes a trip to the Far East during which he met and saved the life of Ikano Kato; The increasing criminal activity found upon their return to The City ultimately leads Britt and Ikano to become the Green Hornet and his associate in 1936. Extract from Britt I's memoirs text story by Ron Fortier. The Reid Family Tree/The Kato Family Tree by Fortier. An essay describing NOW's new Green Hornet and Little Monsters comic series, and their releases of Speed Racer videos, pencils by Jeff Laubenstein. 52 pgs. $2.95. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #1REP
    Green Hornet (1989 Now) 1REP

    Cover by Jeff Butler. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #2
    Green Hornet (1989 Now) 2

    Painted cover art by Dave Dorman. An All New Green Hornet! Generation Two!, script by Ron Fortier, pencils by Jeff Butler (pages 1-14), inks by David Mowry; November 5, 1989: A fancy car (the third Black Beauty) sits outside the smoldering ruins of the Reid country estate; Inside, a man wearing the costume of Green Hornet III examines an old Daily Sentinel edition ("September 20, 1968"), "The Journal of Britt Reid" and a scrapbook; Photos and clippings in the last inspire thoughts of the past; October 1, 1979 (another Sentinel front page): From the basement garage of Reid Tower, Britt Reid II and Hayashi Kato enter the night as the Green Hornet and his chauffeur/bodyguard/enforcer; They intrude upon an arms deal held undercover at a dairy, hearing the name Garrick dropped in conversation as they approach. The Reid Family Tree/The Kato Family Tree filler page. An essay promoting NOW Comics' new promotional magazine, NOW What? 36 pgs. $1.75. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #3
    Green Hornet (1989 Now) 3

    Painted cover art by Lenin Delsol. The Origin and End of Green Hornet II, pencils by Lenin Delsol (pages 1-14) and Jeff Butler (pages 15-24), inks by David Mowry; Continued from last issue...June 1968: The second Green Hornet and associate spend a night making their existence known to various underworld figures, demanding information about the assassination of Senator Carlson (and bugging their homes, cars or offices) in the process; After eavesdropping on a resultant big meeting, during which some veterans recommend capitulation, the Hornet interrupts the proceedings via a phone call; They tell him that the shooter appears to have been an ex-CIA agent named Desmaines, working for industrialist Dave Broxton; Research reveals that Broxton is profiting from selling ammunition to the military for use in Vietnam, while a major plank in Carlson's presidential campaign platform was to pull the country out of that war. The Reid Family Tree/The Kato Family Tree filler page. 36 pgs. $1.75. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #4
    Green Hornet (1989 Now) 4

    Painted cover art by Steve Rude. A Death In The Family, script by Ron Fortier, pencils by Jeff Butler, inks by David Mowry; 1981: Shortly after the funeral of Britt I's wife, Britt II proposes to his secretary, Lenore Case. 1983: A few months following the birth of the couple's son (22 August 1983), nephew Alan announces his and Paul's knowledge of the family secret and his intent to become the third Green Hornet. October 7, 1986: Syndicate heiress Angela DeVane "executes" an informer within her family's organization, and with an explosive booby trap kills the new Hornet on his way to his very first mission, a meeting with that informer. The Reid Family Tree/The Kato Family Tree filler page. 36 pgs. $1.75. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #5
    Green Hornet (1989 Now) 5

    Painted cover art by Jeff Starling. Requiem and Rebirth, script by Ron Fortier, pencils by Jeff Butler, inks by David Mowry; Continued from last issue...October 8, 1986: Paul Reid is recalled from a concert appearance in Paris because of his brother's death; Approx. November 1, 1989: Mishi Kato finds her brother Hayashi a drunk in his beach house (in "Santa Barbara"), blaming himself for Alan's death, and she starts him on the road to sobriety and to restoring relations with the Reids; In The City (on "the east coast"), D.A. Diana Reid realizes that her former college pal Angela Devane is indeed following in her father's felonious footsteps and intends to kill Britt I; The motive: Diana had assured Angela shortly after her father's 1979 murder (in #3) that she knew for a fact that, despite appearances, the Green Hornet had not killed him, tipping Angela that the Reids were involved deeply with the Hornets. An essay describing the release of Dave Dorman's painting from the cover of this series' second issue as a print, and of the first issue of a miniseries, "The Terminator: The Burning Earth." 36 pgs. $1.75. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #6
    Green Hornet (1989 Now) 6

    Painted cover art by Dave Dorman. The New Green Hornet, script by Ron Fortier, pencils by Jeff Butler, inks by David Mowry; Continued from last issue: Britt II and Paul Reid arrive at the burning Reid mansion, where Paul manages to get Diana out; A few days later, the young man, wearing Alan's Hornet costume, drives the new Black Beauty to the ruins, where he salvages a scrapbook, Britt I's memoirs, and the painting of "The Masked Rider of the Plains" then drives to Reid Tower [It was Paul at this point in time, not Alan, who was seen in the opening pages of NOW's Green Hornet Vol. 1 (1989 series) #2]; The Devane siblings discuss the events, David saying he wants revenge on Britt II for his having "killed Dad"; Diana regains consciousness in her sick bed in the Tower and is told her father did not survive (that she has is kept secret). 36 pgs. $1.75. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #7
    Green Hornet (1989 Now) 7

    Painted cover art by Bill Sienkiewicz. Bloodlines, script by Ron Fortier, pencils by Jeff Butler, inks by David Mowry; Thanks to the timely appearance of the newest Kato, the equally new Green Hornet is saved, the Devane operation is exposed, and its direct participants arrested; A conference among Reids and Katos at the Tower leads to a suspicion; Meanwhile, the Devanes lay another trap for the Reids/Hornets; However, two carloads of Devane thugs heading to Reid Tower are intercepted by the Black Beauty and quickly neutralized; The Hornet and Kato then invade the Devane estate. An essay announcing the release of a lithograph of Jim Steranko's cover painting from the first issue of this series. 36 pgs. $1.75. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #8
    Green Hornet (1989 Now) 8

    Painted cover art by Lenin Delsol. On The Pad, script by Ron Fortier, pencils by Jeff Butler, inks by David Mowry; The new Hornet and Kato roust a dockside bar to put word out on the street that the Green Hornet is back. Meanwhile, a police raid/bust of a narcotics operation goes bad, as the "suspects" are actually lying in wait to shoot the cops, killing three and leaving the other in critical condition; Diana Reid, on her first day back at work after the attack on the Reids' mansion, is certain they were tipped off, and calls in the Hornet; Aside from the victims, only two people knew about the plan, a division captain and a DEA agent on loan from Washington; As the Hornet and Kato prepare to move in and shake up the captain to see how he reacts, three motorcycle-riding thugs force his car off the road and level heavy weapons at him. 36 pgs. $1.75. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #9
    Green Hornet (1989 Now) 9

    Painted cover art by Dell Barras. On The Pad Part Two, script by Ron Fortier, pencils by Jeff Butler, inks by David Mowry; Concluded from last issue: The Hornet and Kato save Capt. Thornston from the ambush, but some of the gang, including leader Jose Truizar himself, escape; As the gang's attempt on the captain's life clears him of being their informant, the masked heroes turn their attentions on the one other suspect, DEA agent Hamil, and pay him a visit, offering him a bribe; However, his reactions are similarly incompatible with guilt, stalling the investigation; Mishi starts moving into her new apartment; A passing encounter with Reid Tower's custodian gives Paul a brainstorm, and a check of the records shows that the wife of the police headquarters' janitor is Truizar's sister. 36 pgs. $1.75. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #10
    Green Hornet (1989 Now) 10

    Painted cover art by Matt Wagner. The Road Pirates, script by Ron Fortier, pencils by Mark Heike (breakdowns) and Jeff Butler, inks by David Mowry; A cargo hijacking operation hits a truck driven by Emery as a favor to a friend, hospitalizing him; As Paul and Mishi research the situation, Britt arrives with a special letter for her and advice for the pair. At his suggestion, the Hornet and Kato visit Bud, who has heard that the thieves, with a leader named Parker, hack into insurance company computers to find valuable shipments; Reid Communications arranges a heavily insured cargo of their own, and when the gang strikes, they find the Black Beauty and its usual occupants inside the truck, who make short work of the crooks, leaving them trussed up for the authorities; Back at Hornet HQ, Mishi announces that her letter requires her to leave for Zurich on business of her family's company. 36 pgs. $1.75. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #11
    Green Hornet (1989 Now) 11

    Painted cover art by John K. Snyder III. A Memory of Death, script by Ron Fortier, pencils by Mark Heike, inks by David Mowry; May 20, 1971: Green Hornet II pretends to muff an attempt to assassinate D.A. Scanlon, to set up the man who "hired" him to do it, Arlan Mitchell; Two months later he is convicted and threatens to make Scanlon pay, "No matter how long it takes!"; "The present": Six warriors break Mitchell out of prison; One week later: Hayashi shows Paul the "latest addition to the Green Hornet's arsenal," a high-tech helicopter gunship called the Black Stinger, but the young man doesn't think it is the least bit appropriate to their operation, especially as it required letting a pilot in on the secrets; Hayashi's replies are less than adequate as responses to Paul's stated concerns; Furthermore, the newest Hornet reveals that he had hoped Mishi's departure would "end this game." 36 pgs. $1.75. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #12
    Green Hornet (1989 Now) 12

    Painted cover art by Doug Tallala. A Memory of Death Part 2, script by Ron Fortier, pencils by Tod Smith, inks by David Mowry; Continued from last issue: Mitchell tells Scanlon that he has a thirty minute head start, after which "We're coming after you"; Frank starts running; Paul, Hayashi, and Jerry take the Black Stinger to get to New Hampshire as quickly as possible; Once they've arrived, the threat to the ex-D.A. is quickly neutralized. 36 pgs. $1.75. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #13
    Green Hornet (1989 Now) 13

    Painted cover art by Gale Heimbach. Forever Green, script by Dave Darrigo and Diane M. Piron, pencils by Tod Smith, inks by David Mowry; An oil company's tanker spill off the coast of Alaska gives Corey White, new co-owner of the environmentalist Forever Green Foundation, the incentive he needs to provoke the "rank-and-file" members to follow his violent military-style attack agenda, via his Green Army; When founder Nancy McKenna overhears a report that ten civilian dead from an attack on a power plant is "acceptable," she confronts White, who tells her that, as she gave him "a free hand" when she needed his financial aid, there's nothing she can do. An essay, starting with a brief promotion for NOW's new Twilight Zone series and followed by a description of the company's attempt to counter the general image of comics as "an insult to literacy" at the American Booksellers Association Annual Convention in Las Vegas. 36 pgs. $1.75. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #14
    Green Hornet (1989 Now) 14

    Painted cover art by Norm Breyfogle. Ground Zero, script by Dave Darrigo (Story) and Dave Darrigo & Diane M. Piron (Script), pencils by Tod Smith, inks by David Mowry; Continued from last issue: Pretending to intend to sell the information back to the authorities, the Hornet gets McKenna's story; He and Kato take the Black Beauty on the road while Jerry lifts off in the Black Stinger, to save the World Business Conference from the Green Army; However, U.S. Army helicopter crews assume the Stinger is one of the attackers and open fire upon it; With his firing control consequently disabled, the only way Jerry can stop Commander Riot's escape is by ramming him, at the cost of both the Stinger and his own life. Dedicated to Nanette..... article by Tony Caputo; The personal reminiscences of NOW's founder, and how he came to do so. 36 pgs. $1.75. Cover price $1.75.